Mustache Baby

Mustache Baby

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When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family takes it in stride. They are reassured when he nobly saves the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop and his mustache looks good-guy great. But as time passes, their worst fears are confirmed when little Billy's mustache starts to curl up at the ends in a suspiciously villainous fashion. Sure enough, "Billy's disreputable mustache led him into a life of dreadful crime." Plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and cartoonish illustrations make this the perfect baby-shower gift for a mustachioed father-to-be.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,|©2013.
ISBN: 9780547773575
Characteristics: 39 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Ang, Joy - Illustrator


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JCLHeatherM Feb 18, 2018

Billy and his family learn that there can be a little 'good' and 'bad' in everyone. It all depends on what you choose to do!

JCLBeckyC May 29, 2015

When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his parents must wait to see if it's a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache. Superb silliness. Highly recommended.

Lindsay_B May 09, 2015

Baby Mustache is absolutely silly, yet incredibly fun. What does it mean when Baby Billy is born with a mustache? Well, it depends if he has a good guy mustache or a bad guy mustache. Follow along with Baby Billy as he navigates his world and find out if he turns out to be a good mustache…… or a bad mustache?!!

JCLChrisK Apr 09, 2015

From premise to execution, Mustache Baby is absurdly silly yet authentically real fun.

What does it mean when Baby Billy is born with a mustache? “‘Well, it depends,’ the nurse said. ‘You’ll have to wait and see whether it is a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache.’" Then the scenarios playfully play out. Billy’s mustache changes as he becomes a law-upholding cowboy, a circus ringleader, a Spanish painter, and more. Eventually, the ends of his mustache grow long and curly, leading to a crime spree that lands him in jail.

While the fun, flowing, and folksy text—“with his cop badge, Billy was one tough hombre”—describes big, adventurous roles—“a train robber so heartless that he even stole the tracks”—the illustrations dramatically depict everyday, pretend preschooler versions of the events described. As a cop, the “speeding traffic” Billy stops is older kids biking and skating on the sidewalk; the train and tracks he steal are a play set; and “jail” is time out in Billy’s crib, slats gripped desperately like prison bars. It’s a great match of words and pictures that complement, supplement, and expand each other.

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May 22, 2015

violet_bee_760 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Oct 23, 2013

libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 8


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